Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Farming Practices

“When the soils and the vines are healthy, the wine tastes better.”

– Kirk Grace, Vineyard Manager

Extraordinary care is taken to assure that a wine’s aroma, flavor, and texture express a sense of place. This care is manifest in our winery's viticultural practices, often described as horticultural—working carefully on a vine-by-vine basis—rather than the more typical agricultural approach where farming decisions are made on a field basis. Throughout the Napa Valley growing season and all the way through harvest, vines are cared for individually, and picking often requires several passes on different days to through the same vineyard block so that each section of the vine is picked at its optimum maturity level.

Vineyard Articles
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Night and Day: Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun in the Vineyard >
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